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What does the -06 mean behind the 25-06 and 30-06?

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  • What does the -06 mean behind the 25-06 and 30-06?

    What does the -06 mean behind the 25-06 and 30-06?

  • #2
    The 30-06 was developed in 1906, hence the 06. The 25-06 uses the samecase.

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    • #3
      tj is right

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      • #4
        ok so what is the meaning of the 30 in 30-06 and 25 in 25-06.

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        • #5
          Great Question Taylor

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          • #6
            It is a .30 caliber bullet (the diameter of the projectile) that was created in 1906.

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            • #7
              ok thanks everybody

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              • #8
                Im a big fan of both calibers

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                • #9
                  I always have heard it as the '06 as in 30'06.

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                  • #10
                    thirty cal. built in 1906 = 30-06

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                    • #11
                      Yes but actually the 30 refers to the diameter of the bore between the lands. The bullet is designed to fill the groves and is actually .308 inch in diameter. Thst is why the 308 Win is the same caliber as the 30-06 but is named the 308. Hope that helps clear it up.

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                      • #12
                        does that mean you can shoot 30-06 in a gun disigned to shoot .308s?

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                        • #13
                          The bore diameter is the same but the case is much longer for the 30-06. DON'T TRY IT. ALWAYS match you ammo to the cartridge the gun is chambered for.

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                          • #14
                            Don't forget the .300 Win Mag is also a .308 too.

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                            • #15
                              Great question, I've often wondered the same question.

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